Two original pieces of Masters of the Universe art are up for auction from Mattel to benefit the Children Affected by AIDS Foundation (CAAF). “Battle Armor He-man with Battle Cat” and “Battle Bones” were painted by William George in 1984 and were used as packaging art for the toys. Both were featured in the limited edition MOTU Art Book that was sold to benefit the Make A Wish Foundation at San Diego Comic-Con this year, with the Battle Cat painting on the cover.
These paintings are two of over seventy pieces of art up for auction, which also includes items from the Barbie and Hot Wheels archives and original pieces by Mattel employees.
You may see these items in person at the Dream Halloween Art Show Preview Night on Thursday this week and register silent bids. This is a free event open to the general public. Live bidding will take place on Saturday at Dream Halloween Los Angeles – tickets for this event are $300 for adults and $250 for kids. You may also bid by phone, starting at around 5:30PM on Saturday, but have to register in advance by calling 310-258-0850 before end of business on Friday.
The minimum bid for either of the two MOTU pieces is $1,000. Good luck on your bidding!
For more information visit the Children Afffected by AIDS Foundation.
Mattel is proud to continue its successful partnership of CAAF at Dream Halloween in 2009 with an exciting new auction concept featuring original art.
October 22nd, 2009
6:30 – 8:30 pm
AUTOMOBILE DRIVING MUSEUM
610 Lairport Street, El Segundo, CA
Please join CAAF and Mattel in a celebration of the artists and artwork participating in the 2009 Dream Halloween Art Show!
The Preview Night exhibit will include a silent auction of over 70 pieces of original art created by Mattel employees. All those in attendance will have the opportunity to bid on one of these unique works of art! Proceeds will benefit the Children Affected by AIDS Foundation (CAAF), a Mattel philanthropic Signature Partner.
CAAF is the only organization solely devoted to providing social, educational, recreational and other critical support programs to vulnerable children impacted by HIV/AIDS in the U.S. and other countries. Mattel is proud to continue its successful partnership of CAAF during its annual Dream Halloween season.
This event is open to Mattel employees, as well as the general public. Invite a friend and start bidding! Attire is casual. Light food and drinks will be served. Guests must be 18 years or older.
The night of the 2009 CAAF Dream Halloween event will include an auction of original 2D art created by artists in and around the Mattel toy community. Also included in the auction is original art donated from Mattel’s library of classic brands. Never has such a talented group of the world’s premier toy artists displayed and sold original art of this caliber. If you have a passion for art, toys and giving, this is an event you will not want to miss!
The mission of the Children Affected by AIDS Foundation (CAAF) is to make a positive difference in the lives of children infected with HIV and affected by AIDS. CAAF accomplishes this by helping meet their diverse special needs, advocating and educating on their behalf, and bringing joy and fun into their lives.
via Halloween in Toyland.